Gambling Peer Recovery Support Services is an opportunity available to Bettor Choice participants, individuals in recovery, and those affected by problem gambling. Gambling Peer Recovery Support is sponsored by MCCA, Inc.
The core components of these services include speaking and educational opportunities:
Speakers Bureau: Training for individuals who would like to volunteer to support those in recovery, and their families, by sharing their experiences, strengths and hope. This is an intensive training with ongoing mentoring and support for those that complete it. Training involves three parts: 1. How to craft the story that you have to tell. 2. How to reach others with your meaningful story. 3. Advocacy. There are many opportunities for those who complete the Speakers Bureau training to speak at clinical trainings, awareness activities and other events throughout the State that focus on problem gambling and related concerns. Scholarships are available to members of the Speakers Bureau for attendance to The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference.
Recovery Coach Academy: This 5 day training, facilitated by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), is a certificate program that provides individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the Recovery Coach Academy prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and prepare them to mentor others. For more information, please visit: https://addictionrecoverytraining.org/recovery-coach-academy/
Recovery Support Specialist Training: This 80-hr training, facilitated by Advocacy Unlimited, is an advanced certification course for persons who experience mental health challenges. Connecticut is the only state authorized program to certify individuals as meeting the requirements for Certification as a Recovery Support Specialist. Upon successful completion of the course and the certification exam, graduates are state certified to offer Peer Delivered Services. Upon completion one receives a “Recovery Support Specialist” certification. For more information, please visit: https://advocacyunlimited.org/program/rss-training/
Scholarships are available for those who qualify for acceptance into both the Recovery Coach Academy and the Recovery Support Specialist Training.
For more information, please contact Stephen Matos at email@example.com or 203-448-0144.
This program is provided by a grant from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services Division.